News | May 2022

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Several 1A-priority bills were sent to the Governor’s desk last week, including workforce development measures 1A is supporting as part of our 55 by 25 initiative, and bills extending key economic development programs in the state. Legislators also made progress on advancing 1A-supported occupational licensing and small business innovation bills.

Read on below for a full recap of week 11.

Lafayette, LA: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana announced today its aim to transform mentorship in local communities with an unprecedented gift of $500,000. The gift, from billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, supports the organization in furthering its mission to ensure young people have access to powerful mentoring experiences that empower them with a plan for their future and a mentor whose impact lasts a lifetime.

Supreme Rice, one of the largest rice-milling operations in Louisiana, is investing $16.2 million to develop parboil facilities in Crowley and Mermentau for a new line of ready-to-eat products. The expansion will create 20 direct new jobs, and LED estimates the project will result in 79 indirect jobs, for a total of nearly 100 new jobs in Acadia Parish. The company will retain 181 jobs at its current locations.  

The budget approved by the legislature last week includes several of One Acadiana's priorities, including money for I-49, increased funding for early child care and education and replenishing of the unemployment trust fund.

The budget bill is now on the governor's desk for approval after it passed in the Louisiana House 88-7 and the Senate 38-0. There are several other companion bills addressing other state expenditures, such as the capital outlay bills, which has also been sent to the governor.

Renaissance Publishing announces Magazine of the Year award and other honors in editorial, photography, art direction and more during the 42nd Annual International Regional Magazine Association Awards

Budget Sent to Governor’s Desk with Historic Infrastructure Funding

Big moves were made in Baton Rouge last week as the Legislature sent the $39 billion state budget to the Governor’s desk. Among the investments in the funding measures are a $1,500 boost to teacher pay, $84 million for early care and education, and $200 million toward completion of I-49 South. Read on for a more detailed budget breakdown.

State Budget

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With less than one month to go in the 2022 Regular Session, several 1A priorities are nearing the finish line, including extension of key state economic development tools, including the Quality Jobs program, and streamlined sales tax collection. Senate Finance also convened over the weekend to consider the state’s operating budget. Committee members opted to boost transportation funding, including adding another $100 million for completion of I-49 South.

Transportation Funding

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